Extreme forms of behavior in children and adults, including irritability, mental restlessness, violent impulses, and psychiatric problems
Overactive nervous system
Palpitations or other heart problems
Origin : Native to China, although now cultivated commercially, particularly in India, Sri Lanka, and China.
Background : Long established in many cultures as a beverage, tea is also used in Indian Ayurvedic medicine as a tonic for the digestive system and nerves.
Preparation : The leaves are dried, then steeped in alcohol, diluted, and succussed.
Remedy Profile : Thea is associated chiefly with an overactive nervous system. Those who respond best to it tend to be in a rather overwrought frame of mind, and are inclined to quarrel over the slightest things. Thea is given for extreme forms of behavior in children and adults, including irritability, mental restlessness, violent impulses, and even psychiatric problems. Adults may have murderous desires, perhaps toward their own children, or they may feel suicidal, especially at night when they are unable to sleep due to an overactive mind. This overactivity of the nervous system causes physical symptoms such as insomnia, indigestion, and palpitations or other heart problems, which may be helped by Thea.
Symptoms Better : For warmth; for bathing in warm water.
Symptoms Worse : For walking in the open air; at night; after meals.